St. Joseph man hospitalized after vehicle crash avoiding deer

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BUCHANAN COUNTY —One person was injured in an accident just after 12:30a.m. Thursday in Buchanan County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 2017 Ford passenger vehicle driven by Donald R. Buckler, 39, St. Joseph, was westbound on U.S. 36 five miles west of Stewartsville.

The driver attempted to avoid a deer in the road. The vehicle traveled off the road, struck an embankment and came to rest in the median.

DeKalb County Ambulance transported Buckler to Mosaic Life Care for treatment of serious injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt, according to the MSHP.